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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    I agree. However when you can't work, you can't expect the BMW lifestyle. Compared to the USA we have a good social welfare system, we should be grateful.
    BMW life style? Have you lived on c'link before? It's not the difference between BMW life style and a middle income. You can't pay a mortgage on clink. If you were injured while away for work in a hotel room that work paid for and were unable to work you would have sell your house. Otherwise Many people would have to move to cheaper rent. Like because you can't pay your rent and eat. And ya know... Some people like to eat.

    BMW life style.

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    I'd like to see how everyone opposed to this woman getting this payout would react if it was themselves or someone they know who was in this situation.
    Work cover is one of the greatest reforms introduced. I only wish it had been around when my family needed it, because it would have meant we would have lived above the poverty line for my early years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    I agree. However when you can't work, you can't expect the BMW lifestyle. Compared to the USA we have a good social welfare system, we should be grateful.
    BMW lifestyle?!?!? Paying your rent and bills and being able to eat is NOT a BMW lifestyle!! If you can't work anymore because you were permanently injured as a result of your job, you have to resign yourself to a life below the poverty line and be grateful? Really? Surely you're just stirring the pot now?? Surely no one really thinks this way? Imagine you were the victim of a hit and run (as happened to someone I knew) while crossing the road to go to work. There were no witnesses so no one to sue. My friend got a broken leg out of it but let's say it left you paralysed. Would you then refuse to claim workers comp and happily give up your BMW lifestyle for welfare payments? Would you feel grateful??

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    And I am grateful. Grateful that we have work cover!

    I mean really work cover is a paid insurance, its like getting annoyed because someone rightfully claimed contents insurance when their house burns down saying that its not their insurance companies fault they had dodgy wiring.

    When my mum tripped and fell down stairs at work and caught herself on the rail pulling something in her shoulder her boss encouraged her to claim work cover because they pay for work cover it may as well get used.

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    Quote Originally Posted by singlemumma82 View Post
    IMO, not that she was having s.ex, but crazy, destroy the room s.ex, bit different. Normal s.ex doesn't cause fittings to fall off walls.
    What is normal sex? Wouldn't that be different for each person? I have broken a few things in my sex life it happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boobycino View Post
    BMW life style? Have you lived on c'link before? It's not the difference between BMW life style and a middle income. You can't pay a mortgage on clink. If you were injured while away for work in a hotel room that work paid for and were unable to work you would have sell your house. Otherwise Many people would have to move to cheaper rent. Like because you can't pay your rent and eat. And ya know... Some people like to eat.

    BMW life style.
    I know of a few people who are paying of mortgages and on centerlink

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    I am glad she can move forward now.

    Curious question do Australians not pay into this? Like does a portion not come out of pay into a pool that then people can claim when injured?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lovemyfam View Post
    I am glad she can move forward now.

    Curious question do Australians not pay into this? Like does a portion not come out of pay into a pool that then people can claim when injured?
    No, it's a type of insurance employers must take out. They reap the benefits of the labours of their staff, so have a responsibility for their welfare while engaged in work, travel for work and other work related activity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lovemyfam View Post
    I know of a few people who are paying of mortgages and on centerlink
    They must have very small mortgages then!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Atropos View Post
    They must have very small mortgages then!
    Not huge I know one pays like 530 a fortnight.


 

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